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State-of-the-art Wood Processing Mill Facilitated by Emmanuel Ekon Commences in Abak

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In a bid to enhance infrastructural and human capital development, the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Hon. Ini Okopido yesterday flagged-off a state-of-the-art wood processing mill facilitated by Chairman House Committee on Local Content and the Honourable Member Representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon through the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) at Government Technical College, Abak.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony held at the school premises, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote represented by General Manager, Planning Research & Statistics, Mr. Abdulmalik Halilu stressed that the agency is saddled with the core mandate to develop skills and capacity within the oil and gas industry.

“Pursuant to its mandate, NCDMB is currently developing technical and vocational schools as part of its project on human capital development interventions in strategic locations across the country”. He further added that Government Technical College, Abak was selected for the pilot phase of the intervention to cover renovation and upgrade to four workshops for carpentry and furniture making, supply of furniture and equipment for the building and training of teachers for effective maintenance. He also enjoined the school to ensure judicious use of the support fund.

In his welcome address, the Principal of Government Technical College expressed delight with the lawmaker and NCDMB for the gesture which he said will help students to acquire the needed skills and provide basic manpower for training. He assured the contractors of a conducive environment throughout the duration of the contract.

In the same vein, the contractors of the project, Megastar Technical & Construction Company Limited carried-out physical illustration to the dignitaries present and assured that the project will be completed within the specified duration.

In his remarks the lawmaker thanked the Local Content for partnering with the Government Technical College, Abak and expressed his continuing commitment to human capital development and empowerment of young people.

“I am sure the principal almost lost faith, but this is not the usual gimmicks, this is not politics, it is happening for real to benefit of young people”. Speaking on his expectations, he added “we are targeting the commercialisation of this centre so that students can become resourceful to themselves and the larger society”. The lawmaker assured that he would not renege in his electioneering promises to his people.

Other dignitaries present at the event included: Member Representing Etim Ekpo/Ika State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Toby, Former Member Representing Etim Ekpo/Ika State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Akanimo Edet, Hon. Ekerette Ukpong, representatives of the community and officials of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.

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Pastor Charis, Reverend Emem Jacob, others for Restoration Congress 2019

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Senior Pastor and Founder, Restoration Grace Assembly, Pastor Charis Essienobong is to speak at the Restoration Congress 2019, with the theme: “Arise and Shine”.

Other ministers of the gospel expected at the event include Pastor (Mrs). Idy Charis and the General Overseer of Christian Fellowship, Nigeria, Reverend Emem Jacob.

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According to the organiser of the congress, Pastor Charis Essienobong, “this year’s theme is targeted at uprooting every occupation of stagnation in the lives of believers and God is ready to release fresh light for the rising of Kingdom giants.”

The yearly event, which begins from Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25, will also feature ministrations by Pastor Ity Charis, The Classical Choir and The Restored Voices Choir, among others. The event will be rounded off with Super Celebration Service on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 8am at the Living Water House, 2 Nkpoette Effanga Crescent, Off Nsikak Eduok Avenue,  Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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Uyo Set to Host International Conference on Relationship and Marriage

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The capital city of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria is set to host an international conference on relationship and marriage on Saturday 17th, 2019 at the EMERALD EVENT CENTRE, Edet Akpan Avenue (four lanes) Uyo.

The conference theme: “Stepping Stone To A Successful Relationship and Marriage”. The event aims at bringing together people from different backgrounds and with various experiences to discuss pertinent issues affecting Nigerian families and the impact it has on the social and economic development.

The conference Host and Founder of BEMAMOL GRACEHEARTS, Lady Bernice Umoh said the one-day conference will bring together at least 1,000 participants from across the country and with a post television broadcast to over 10 million homes.

“The conference will enlighten participants on how to maintain happy and productive families as it addresses core challenges affecting modern relationships such as domestic violence, drug abuse, indiscriminate sex and the impact of social media on families,”.

Lady Bernice said the conference is been organised in the face of the rising number of divorce and sucide cases across the world and the negative impact it has on children and the society at large.

Briefing the press on the upcoming event at Walt Bridge Hotel in Uyo, Lady Bernice said participants will get an opportunity to interact with both national and international experts who will provide them with long lasting solutions to marital challenges.

She also expressed appreciation to well meaning prominent personalities who has committed their financial resources to ensure free admission of participant who largely cut across tertiary students, corpers and newly wedded couples.

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Tribunal Chides PDP Nat’l Legal Adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem Over Misconduct

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By AmanamHillary Umo-Udofia

A mild drama ensued on Thursday at the National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, when People’s Democratic Party National Legal Adviser, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem was disgraced by the tribunal Chairman for gross misconduct and contempt of court.

The three-man panel led by Justice W. O. Akanbi at the resumed sitting of the tribunal dismissed an application brought by Assam Assam (SAN) counsel to Hon. David Lawrence for extension of time to reply the petition filed by Hon. Charles Sunday Ebongho and the All Progressives Congress against the declaration of Hon. David Lawrence as the winner of Eket State Constituency in the just concluded elections.

Shortly after the tribunal gave its ruling and struck out the first respondent from being a party to the petition, Enoidem who did not announce his appearance at the tribunal confronted the panel that the ruling was inappropriate. Angered over the development, the tribunal Chairman ordered him to sit down as he does not have the power to speak over the matter. “Who are you?” The Chairman queried. “This Honourable tribunal does not recognise you”, he further added.

Counsel to the first respondent Assam Assam (SAN), thereafter intervened and apologised for the actions of the PDP National scribe. Apparently embarrassed by his conduct, Enoidem apologised to the tribunal.

Drama started again when the tribunal called on the second petition filed by Hon. Kufre Akpabio and the All Progressives Congress against Hon. Pat Ifon, Peoples Democratic Party and INEC as first, second and third respondents respectively, Enoidem announced that he was holding brief for counsel to 1st Respondent, Solomon Umoh (SAN).

Enoidem immediately claimed that the petitioners were not interested in prosecuting the case to the amazement of the panel and other parties. Chairman of the Panel fumed and called on counsel to the second and third respondents to speak about the case, which they answered in the affirmative that the petitioners were diligent in their prosecution of the matter.

The chairman then queried Enoidem, that he should have consulted with other parties since he is appearing for the first time. “This tribunal is embarrassed with your behaviour, you should have consulted with your learned colleagues before making such contemptuous claims. It is totally unacceptable”, the chairman added.

Enoidem again apologised for the second gaffe before the tribunal adjourned the matter for the next sitting.

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Uniuyo bans Use of Wristwatches during Exams

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The Management of the University of Uyo has banned the use of wristwatches by students in examination.

In a statement released by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) Prof. Enoidem Usoro, students are now prohibited from wearing wristwatches to examination halls; and the ban takes effect from the 1st semester 2018/2019 Examinations.

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